15 Feb 2019

Wind generation scores winter record Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The UK has enjoyed its highest ever wind generation output, but the outlook for longer term growth faces challenges from policy uncertainty.

12 Feb 2019

Consultants step in to support LA capacity crisis Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Research points to a growing capacity crisis within local authorities and an increasing need for external support

Europe, UK
7 Feb 2019

UK bioenergy’s landtake eases

EIA +Planning Briefing: Area of UK arable land under bioenergy crops has reduced after previous rapid growth due to changes in biofuel mix, but the area affected is still large. 

7 Feb 2019

Progress on natural capital remains patchy Locked

Ecology Briefing: Doubts over governance, status, metrics and inconsistent use in decision-making are all hampering progress of the 25 Year Environment Plan, say natural capital experts

Europe, UK
7 Feb 2019

North Sea O&G decommissioning to cost UK government £24bn Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: National Audit Office report finds North Sea oil and gas decommissioning will cost the government £24bn in lost tax and tax relief

Europe, UK
4 Feb 2019

NAO finds mixed picture on enviro-metrics as post-Brexit framework emerges Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Enviro-metrics are crucial to good environmental governance, yet progress on development has been patchy as Defra develops its ambitious post-Brexit framework.

Europe, UK
22 Jan 2019

Hitachi suspends Wylfa Newydd Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Hitachi freezes progress on Wylfa, with the project posing too much of a financial challenge as renewables continue to undermine nuclear market.

22 Jan 2019

Water source heat pump project set for Scotland Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: It is hoped the £15m heating scheme will encourage other local authorities to reduce their carbon emissions.

22 Jan 2019

£100m Newcastle regeneration project to be supported by Golder

EIA +Planning Briefing: Golder was given the go-ahead for EIA work last September, with the project set to open in 2020.

14 Jan 2019

National Grid and Energinet to deliver c€2bn Viking Link interconnector Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The 760km interconnector project will improve access to sustainable electricity generation.

Europe, UK
14 Jan 2019

English and Welsh water sector leads in Europe, research suggests Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Global Water Intelligence has found water utilities in England and Wales outcompete those in France, Spain and Italy in a number of key areas.

Europe, UK
13 Jan 2019

SNH guidance aims to protect bats from onshore wind developments

Ecology Briefing: Guidance seeks share best practice and reduce the risk posed to bats by wind turbines.

13 Jan 2019

Thames Water fined £2m following Oxfordshire pollution Locked

Ecology Briefing: Water utility found to have polluted two streams which support a range of species including kingfishers, herons and brown trout.

8 Jan 2019

Another decade of declining housing building for UK Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: New homes built in England, and the wider UK have fallen to the lowest decennial average since the 1940s.

Europe, UK
15 Dec 2018

Jacobs wins major roads contract

EIA +Planning Briefing: Jacobs will work with Costain to increase safety and capacity.

15 Dec 2018

Caudrilla halts work again due to fracking quake

EIA +Planning Briefing: The 0.5 threshold at which fracking must stop is equivalent to vibrations from mixed traffic on a busy road.

15 Dec 2018

Decom North Sea publishes offshore decommissioning waste guidance Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Managing Offshore Decommissioning Waste Guidelines now available following publication by Decom North Sea.

Europe, UK
15 Dec 2018

Carbon capture storage licence awarded by OGA Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: OGA licenses Project Acorn, a CCS project seeking to repurpose existing CO₂ infrastructure at a site in northern Scotland.

7 Dec 2018

Planners play pivotal role in wind-hogging Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Research in Nature Energy shows wind wake caused by wind farms can extend over 50km.

Europe, UK
7 Dec 2018

Argyll Environmental reviews environmental impacts of Grand Designs project

Brownfield Briefing: Argyll Environmental has explored the environmental implications of a housing project in South Yorkshire.

30 Nov 2018

Undertakings yield £3.2m for environmental charities Locked

Ecology Briefing: Environmental charities are to benefit from the latest swathe of enforcement orders negotiated by the Environment Agency.

Europe, UK
30 Nov 2018

Cory submits plans for Thameside energy park

EIA +Planning Briefing: Plans to increase capacity of by 655,000t/yr.

23 Nov 2018

Marine Energy Wales submits scoping report for test area

EIA +Planning Briefing: Scoping report submitted for the Milford Haven Marine Energy Test Area, as Welsh finance minister outlines Wales’ marine energy ambitions.

Europe, UK
23 Nov 2018

Low response to 31st OGA licensing round

EIA +Planning Briefing: Oil and Gas Authority positive despite low response to licensing round.

Europe, UK
23 Nov 2018

UK “nitrate time bomb” looming Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Historic overuse of fertilisers poses risk to around a third of UK drinking water.

Europe, UK
23 Nov 2018

Highways England reforms procurement as £8.7bn framework winners revealed Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Six-year framework incentivises environmental benefits and noise reduction for future highways schemes.

9 Nov 2018

Cuadrilla hits gas at Preston New Road Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Early signs of gas “encouraging” at Preston New Road.

Europe, UK
9 Nov 2018

Wales’ bathing waters 100% compliant

EIA +Planning Briefing: Natural Resources Wales celebrate 100% compliance for bathing waters.

Europe, UK
9 Nov 2018

Shell submits Goldeneye decommissioning plan

EIA +Planning Briefing: Shell submits plans to decommission one of the North Sea’s youngest platforms.

Europe, UK
9 Nov 2018

UK drops a position on Ernst & Young’s renewables index Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: UK a less attractive place to invest in renewable energy schemes, EY reports concludes.

Europe, UK